Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of the daisy family that resembles a dandelion but has a branched stem with several flowers.
- ‘Most dandelions had retreated, but in a several places dandelion lookalikes - hawksbeards, hawkweeds and wild lettuce - were still much in evidence.’
- ‘Tapertip hawksbeard is an important food source for sage-grouse.’
- ‘You'll find this most common of the hawksbeards ranging anywhere from a few inches to several feet in height.’
- ‘Asiatic false hawksbeard is found from Pennsylvania to Texas and all states southeast, as well as Hawaii.’
- ‘Hawksbeard is more likely to be found in crops and gardens.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.